First "been awhile": Since I was able to ride my motorcycle. Like, really long. Hip and shoulder pain kept me off the bike most of last year. Working on that now; planning to ride more in the coming months. If it stops raining and snowing. And if I continue to make progress with my shoulder and hip.
Second "been awhile": since we had this much rain/snow
Third "been awhile": Since I've seen a post from Papa Ken, or a read a ride report. Admittedly, I am one of those users that hasn't been here much recently. Facebook does the internet social contacts that Pashnit and Tubenet (the tuba players forum) used to; they were my mainstays. Now, Facebook covers that. I miss this.
Fourth "been awhile": Since the forum crashed so badly a couple months ago, and lost so many threads, I find that I forget some people. Through Facebook, I keep in contact with a lot of people from here. I miss this platform for interaction, especially the ride reports.
Fifth "been awhile": Since my memory worked well. I forget too many names, and people, and events.
As a result of these musings, I wandered over here today. Just thinking about some people who are no longer with us. Orangevale FJR. Turkus. Rod. z-bassman. Fishwitch Alice. Those are the ones at the top of my head. I'm sure there are others.